Saturday, March 25, 2023

A Sticky Wicket

Gary Yackley

List aficionados,

I have two tech questions about adhesives/glue in ourprofession:

Is there a single glue that can glue shoe soles backtogether after caliper/stirrup attachment? On a New Balance sneaker forexample. A shoe sole other than crepe? I have been using Barge for years but I amcurious if a better glue exists.

I use the aforementioned Barge to glue a cosmetic foam legcover to the socket shell then wrap it with an ACE bandage overnight. Toodangerous to shape a cos-cover that is not glued properly as it can come loosewhile shaping. Is there a quicker way to do this? A glue with less drying time.I thought of Dow 77 Adhesive but it is an instant adhesion product with no timeto slide the foam cover all of the way on. Any quicker fixes?

Thanks!

Gary M. Yackley CP, BOCO
Central Maine Orthotics &Prosthetics
Auburn, ME

Gary Yackley
[email protected]

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